Can You Compost Bird Feathers?

Feather Compost

Yes, bird feathers can be used as compost ingredients. This is especially good news for people who keep hens or just have a lot of wild birds flying around in the backyard. Bird feathers would be considered green compost ingredients (source of nitrogen).

This would also work for feathers stuffed inside pillows or down comforters. Bird Feathers are one of those compost ingredients that contain a high level of nitrogen so go ahead and mix them into the compost pile.


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